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A nice hike with a stunning reward!

We are always on the lookout for hikes with our dog and dog friendly beaches at Lake Tahoe. Skunk... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Kimberly N
Beautiful Spot to Relax and Swim

Park on the side of Highway 28 by the green gate. Pack a picnic lunch and head down the trail to... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2017
Madison O
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Sep 17, 2018
“A nice hike with a stunning reward!”
Aug 1, 2017
“Beautiful Spot to Relax and Swim”
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

We are always on the lookout for hikes with our dog and dog friendly beaches at Lake Tahoe. Skunk Harbor was a great find as it combines both! As others have noted, parking is sparse so unless you go early in the morning, I would...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kimberly N
Reviewed August 1, 2017

Park on the side of Highway 28 by the green gate. Pack a picnic lunch and head down the trail to the lake for gorgeous views and crystal clear water. When you get to the lake, keep walking around to the right and find a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Madison O
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

Park on side of Highway 28. Hike down to the lake for gorgeous views, photographs and flowers. Historic stone building at lakeside. Enjoy a picnic before you hike uphill. Approximately 2 hours for tourists.

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank X1169XKannm
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Trailhead is at the green gate about 2 miles before the 50 North. Beautiful vistas the whole way down to the beach - Loads of pine cones line the trail, interesting rock formations and beautiful trees. 600 ft down and then up - but it...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Anne32825
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

What a cool place the rocks are so awesome. The sunset was amazing and the moon looked like you could touch it. We went with my 6 yr old she had a great time.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank kim a
Reviewed May 21, 2016

A somewhat long and sometimes street walk from the highway. Very private beach that is very clean. Be observant as there are some times nudes and you might be offended

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Elmer W
Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Take highway 28 from highway 50 North approx 2 miles. Look for iron pope gate in west side of highway. Park in one of the turnouts along the highway. A great walk through a mixed conifer forest with filtered views of Lake Tahoe along the...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank penelopec878
Reviewed July 25, 2015

An easy hike down a dirt road brings you to Skunk Harbor, a beautiful cove on Lake Tahoe. This is a scenic trail with views of the lake all the way down. The beach includes a gentle sandy section and areas with boulders for scampering...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank MsLiberry
Reviewed July 7, 2015

Its best to visit in the morning before the noisy boaters and the rest of the hikers start to trickle in. Vivid green and blue harbor that's hidden away enough for quiet reflection but not too far to hike, a rarity for any natural beauty....More

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank 173jasonp
Reviewed April 22, 2015

Most visit the area via boat but is accessible by trail. Old historic buildings were summer picnic area of Bliss family place across on the west side of lake. Nice sandy beaches, not sure if it has restrooms, very busy on summer weekends, if you...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank SamB29
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